[7S-Lynchburg-Murder]

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A Lynchburg man is under arrest and charged with the murder of a Rustburg woman.
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Lynchburg Police say 34-year old Donna Lynn Whiteman was found slumped over her car's steering wheel Saturday.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officers arrested 19-year old Adrian Jerome Toler (Toe-lur) yesterday at his Lynchburg apartment, charging him with murder and firearms violations.
Police are still trying to determine what provoked the shooting.
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[7Fatal-Fires]


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Two people died over the weekend as a result of fires.
Lacy William Caul the third died yesterday when fire engulfed his Covington home at 333 Pine Street.
And, 33-year old Daniel Nelson died Friday night from a blaze that started in the basement of a home at 604 Newbern Road in Pulaski.
Another man, Garland Smith, suffered minor injuries in that fire.

[7Martin]


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It's sentencing day for the man who walked away from the Martinsville prison farm 25 years ago.
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Alfred Martin served less than two days of a one year sentence for selling marijuana.
Last year, he was found living in Michigan and was returned to Virginia.
Martin pleaded guilty to escape charges less than a month ago.
Judge Charles Stone could force Martin to serve as many as five years on the escape charges.
He'll also have to serve the remainder of his original sentence.
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[7S-Salem-Schools]


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A shorter summer break may be in the cards for students in the Salem city school system.
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The school administration is requesting a waiver from the General Assembly allowing classes to begin on August 23rd--two weeks before Labor Day.
Lawmakers have turned down other school districts because the tourist industry needs high-school age workers to stay on the job through the holiday.
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Bryant expects an answer from the General Assembly in the spring.

[7S-BV-Golf]


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If approved, a new 18- hole golf course could be a cash cow for the city of Buena Vista.
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They're now in negotiations with The Highland Group--a company based in the Richmond area.
The company wants to build the golf course in the city--as part of a private-public partnership.
The company would get all profits from the course for the first 40 years, then turn over ownership and management of the course to the city.
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((DAN COLLINS/BUENA VISTA CITY MANAGER: THE GOLF COURSE IS A HIGH MAINTENANCE ITEM BECAUSE OF THE GRASS AND FERTILIZER. BUT ONCE YOU PASS THAT IF YOU HAVE THE TRAFFIC AND ROUNDS OF PLAY IT BECOMES A SIGNIFICANT CASH COW.))
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Officials plan to build the course in Glen-Maury Park.
The Highland Group plans to put up most of the initial costs which are estimated to be from 16 to 20 million dollars.
If city council approves the idea, construction will likely begin in the spring.
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[7S-Skate-Park]


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In just a few weeks, skaters will be rolling along in Roanoke's first skate park.
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Workers are still building jump ramps and other attractions.
Construction on the project started last October, and depending on the weather, it should be completed by the end of this month.
Once it's finished, the skaters might be allowed to add some finishing touches.
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((RAY BAYSE/GROUNDS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR; YES, THIS IS ONE OF OUR FIRST THOUGHTS IS TO LET THEM COME OVER AND DO SOME PAINTING OR ARTISTIC DRAWINGS...AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN GOOD TASTE.))
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The skate area is under the bridge in Wasena Park.
It's a joint effort by the Roanoke City and County parks and recreation departments.
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast.. Expect another unseasonably warm day, with mostly sunny skies. Winds could gust up to 20 miles per hour at times. Highs will range from the mid-50s to about 60 degrees.
Look for continued clear skies overnight, as lows drop off into the low- to mid-30s.
The extended forecast...
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[45S-Lynchburg-Murder]


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An arrest has been made in a weekend murder in Lynchburg.
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Lynchburg Police say 34-year old Donna Lynn Whiteman was found slumped over her car's steering wheel Saturday.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officers arrested 19-year old Adrian Jerome Toler (Toe-lur) yesterday at his Lynchburg apartment, charging him with murder and firearms violations.
Police are still trying to determine what provoked the shooting.
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[45S-Chimney-Collapse]


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A construction worker remains hospitalized in serious condition this morning after a chimney collapsed on him.
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A Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy said workers were moving a home in Blacksburg yesterday when the chimney fell on top of Michael Gilbert.
It happened just before eight A-M along Jannell Road.
Gilbert was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are still investigating the accident.
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[45Bud]


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In Daytona, a costly mistake left Jeff Gordan in the pits at the Bud Shootout.
Mike Stevens reports.
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Taking a moment now to check the Monday forecast--
After some morning cloudiness, expect mostly sunny skies today, with a northwest breeze.
Afternoon highs reaching the upper 50s.
Staying mostly clear tonight, with lows falling into the 30s.
The five day outlook is mostly sunny and unseasonably warm through mid- week, then showers and cooler temperatures will be on the way.
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[8S-Lynchburg-Murder]


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Police have made an arrest, but still haven't figured out the motive for the weekend murder of a Rustburg woman.


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Lynchburg Police say 34-year old Donna Lynn Whiteman was found slumped over her car's steering wheel Saturday.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officers arrested 19-year old Adrian Jerome Toler (Toe-lur) yesterday at his Lynchburg apartment, charging him with murder and firearms violations.
The investigation is continuing.
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[8Fatal-Fires]


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House fires killed two people over the weekend.
Lacy William Caul the third died yesterday when fire engulfed his Covington home at 3-3-3 Pine Street.
And, 33-year old Daniel Nelson died Friday night from a blaze that started in the basement of a home at 604 Newburn Road in Pulaski.
Another man, Garland Smith, suffered minor injuries in that fire.

[8S-Chimney-Collapse]


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[WRITER=sta]
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A chimney collapsed on a construction worker yesterday, seriously injuring him.
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A Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy said workers were moving a home in Blacksburg when the chimney fell on top of a truck driven by Michael Gilbert.
It happened just before eight A-M along Jannell Road.
Gilbert was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are still investigating the accident.
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[8Martin]


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A quarter- century ago, Alfred Martin walked out of the Martinsville prison farm---


Today, he'll be sentenced for his escape.
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Martin served less than two days of a one year sentence for selling marijuana.
Last year, he was found living in Michigan and was returned to Virginia.
Martin pleaded guilty to escape charges less than a month ago.
Judge Charles Stone could force Martin to serve up to five years on the escape charges.
He'll also have to serve the remainder of his original sentence.
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[8S-Salem-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
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It could be an earlier back-to-school date for Salem students...
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The school administration is requesting a waiver from the General Assembly allowing classes to begin on August 23rd-- two weeks before Labor Day.
Lawmakers have turned down other school districts because the tourist industry needs high-school age workers to stay on the job through the holiday.
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((MIKE BRYANT/SCHOOL ASST. SUPERINTENDENT; WE DON'T HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF STUDENTS THAT WORK IN THE TOURIST INDUSTRY. AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE HAVE TRIED TO START BEFORE LABOR DAY AND IT HAS BEEN OUR BOARD'S OPINION THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SET THE TIME WHEN SCHOOL STARTS.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Bryant expects an answer from the General Assembly in the spring.

[8S-Skate-Park]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-74; 1:32:49]
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Come Springtime, skating enthusiasts will have a park to call their own in the Star City....
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Workers are still building jump ramps and other attractions.
Construction on the project started last October, and depending on the weather, it should be completed by the end of this month.
Once it's finished, the skaters might be allowed to add some finishing touches.
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((RAY BAYSE/GROUNDS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR; YES, THIS IS ONE OF OUR FIRST THOUGHTS IS TO LET THEM COME OVER AND DO SOME PAINTING OR ARTISTIC DRAWINGS...AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN GOOD TASTE.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Bayse/Assistant Grounds Supervisor;]
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[VO-NAT]


The skate area is under the bridge in Wasena Park.
It's a joint effort by the Roanoke City and County parks and recreation departments.
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[8WEATHER]


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Your Monday weather forecast is pretty pleasant---


Skies turning mostly sunny with northwesterly winds up to 20 miles an hour today.
Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 50s.
STaying mostly clear overnight, as lows cool off into the 30s.
And expect unseasonably mild temperatures to linger through Thursday, with more normal reading in the 40s by the weekend....
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